The 16U age group(formerly Cadets) is always filled with excitement as there is an element of surprise at many weights with the young kids hitting a big national tournament. This year’s Indiana squad is one to watch as they were double All-American as a team at the National Duals. This is the first time Indiana has ever doubled up at the duals. Many of these same wrestlers will be looking for individual honors at Fargo which could make this year a very good year.
Seven of the wrestlers taking the mats will have experience at Bankers Life. Two-time state placer Aidan Torres of Chesterton has the most state experience. He was 4-1 in the Greco duals and 4-5 in freestyle. Other placers that will be coming include Whiteland’s Joey Buttler and his fantastic hair. Buttler was 4-3 in Greco at the duals and 4-4 in freestyle. Western’s little guy Tanner Tishner looks to impress after going 5-4 in freestyle and 4-4 in Greco at the duals. Other state qualifiers that will be heading to Fargo include Evan Cruz, Tony Wood, Cameron Clark, and Logan Farnell.
Some young guns that you need to watch out for include future Brownsburg Bulldog Revin Dickman. He was 9-0 in freestyle at the duals and 5-3 in Greco. He is ranked in numerous grade level rankings and will be one to watch when he dons his purple singlet. Snider’s phenom De’Alcapon Veazy has already been in the high school level rankings and was 6-3 in freestyle and 7-1 in Greco at the national duals. He’s a big guy that has wrestled everywhere this year. The name Rioux is quite familiar to those at Avon and Nathan Rioux is one to watch at 88lbs. He was 7-1 at the national duals in freestyle and 5-0 in Greco. Older brother Luke was 8-0 in freestyle this June. Crown Point young gun Gavin Jendreas will be one to follow at 100lbs, he was 7-2 at the duals in freestyle.
Friday, July 16
16U Freestyle Medical Check and Weigh-in
Saturday, July 17
16U Freestyle: Session I – Preliminaries and Consolations
9:00 AM - 1:30 PM